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Bicycle Sundays return to Lake Washington Parkway

If you’re a Seattle-area bicycle rider who’s tired of mixing it up with motorists, you can head down to Bicycle Sundays along Lake Washington Parkway on 10 weekends this summer.

Bicycle Sundays on Lake Washington

The city has chosen 2 weekends each in May, June, July, August, and September when it will close a 3.1-mile …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2022/05/07/bicycle-sundays-return-to-lake-washington-parkway/

Palouse to Cascades trail trestle opens in Eastern Washington

This is turning into quite the banner year for the 250-plus mile-long Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. First the state parks department announced the Beverly Bridge across the Columbia River will open officially on April 8. Now we learn that renovation of the long-closed Tekoa Trestle near the Idaho border has been completed and …

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East meets West as Beverly Bridge across the Columbia River opens for bicyclists on April 8

The western and eastern segments of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail — Washington state’s longest trail at about 230 miles — officially will be joined on April 8 with the dedication of the refurbished Beverly Bridge across the Columbia River.

Newly refurbished Beverly Bridge on Palouse Cascades Trail across the Columbia River.

I …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2022/03/23/east-meets-west-as-beverly-bridge-across-the-columbia-river-opens-for-bicyclists-on-april-8/

RAGBRAI co-founder passes

John Karras, who co-founded the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, died Wednesday. He was 91.

John Karras

Together with former Des Moines newspaperman Donald Kaul, the two bicycle enthusiasts took off on a cross-state bicycle ride in 1973. Announcing their intention in the Register, they were shocked when 100 people showed up to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/11/14/ragbrai-co-founder-passes/

Final upgrades to East Lake Sammamish Trail begin June 1; segments closed through 2023

The widening and asphalt-paving of the two remaining crushed rock segments on the East Lake Sammamish Trail begins June 1. The work means use of the 11-mile bicycle trail as a through-route between Redmond and Issaquah will be interrupted through late 2023.

King County Parks map (click for larger view)

King County Parks says the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/05/20/final-upgrades-to-east-lake-sammamish-trail-begin-june-1-segments-closed-through-2023/

Pedestrian bridge work starts on Willapa Hills Trail near Chehalis; short section closed

Work started this week on a long-awaited pedestrian bridge on the Willapa Hills State Park Trail over busy WA 6 in near Chehalis in Lewis County.

The pedestrian bridge will greatly improve safety at the WA 6 crossing, a high-speed highway with heavy traffic. Currently, a paved section of trail ends in deep gravel at …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/05/04/pedestrian-bridge-work-starts-on-willapa-hills-trail-near-chehalis-short-section-closed/

Another gap closed on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

Chalk up another trail segment opening along the 285-mile Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington state.

State parks image of completed Renslow Trestle in April 2021

The state parks department announced Thursday that work to the Renslow Trestle across I-90 is complete, meaning that trail users will no longer have to detour around …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/04/29/another-gap-closed-on-the-palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail/

Mountains to Sound bike bridge completed in Bellevue

That bicycle bridge spanning the busy Factoria Boulevard in Bellevue opened this week.

Cyclists emerge from the tunnel under a freeway onramp

The project helps hundreds of bicycle commuters and recreational bicyclists daily who will no longer have to negotiate the busy Factoria Boulevard – I-90 interchange in the shopping district.

Officials started working on …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/03/31/mountains-to-sound-bike-bridge-completed-in-bellevue/

Bicycle touring group makes plea for donations

A long-running Pacific Northwest bicycle touring group — Bicycle Rides Northwest — is seeking financial help after undergoing a bumpy ride the past few years.

Founded in 1987 as Oregon Bicycle Ride, the Portland-based tour agency has changed its name and expanded its reach over the years beyond Oregon into Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/02/16/bicycle-touring-group-makes-plea-for-donations/

Improved Spruce Railroad Trail reopens at Lake Crescent

Part of the Olympic Discovery Trail on the Olympic Peninsula Crescent Lake and mountain view from Spruce Railroad Trail in 2019

The Spruce Railroad Trail overlooking the remote north shore of Lake Crescent is “open for business” again.

Crews finished the months-long project to pave the trail and reconstruct and reopen two old tunnels on …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/12/04/improved-spruce-railroad-trail-reopens-at-lake-crescent/